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Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar

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Upgraded throughout, the Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features a fast-action neck profile modeled on a late '60s Tele. A hot single-coil pickup in the bridge position provides all the bi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Upgraded throughout, the Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features a fast-action neck profile modeled on a late '60s Tele. A hot single-coil pickup in the bridge position provides all the bite you want for stinging leads. In the neck position, a chrome-covered single-coil provides clear, sweet Tele tone. Agathis body and maple neck with a rosewood fretboard adorn this Squier Standard Telecaster.

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Fast-action neck
Agathis body
Maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
2 single-coils
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SquierStandard Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's hip to be SQUIER!

I bought the Squier Standard Telecaster recently and the hardware and overall quality seems to have been upgraded as promised. It took me awhile for the Tele's pickguard and smallish headstock to grow on...Read complete review

I bought the Squier Standard Telecaster recently and the hardware and overall quality seems to have been upgraded as promised. It took me awhile for the Tele's pickguard and smallish headstock to grow on me so I waited until I saw the Tele I wanted. Got the walnut satin finish with rosewood neck. A little redder than I expected based on the picture but not disappointed - in truth a classier finished look, like a fine piece of furniture. The Black pickguard gives the whole thing a classy custom look. BUT - the proofs in the sound and playability. I already had an older Squier Standard Strat and that's why I considered Squier when I shopped for my Tele. Adjusted the intonation and they both play and sound sweet. The Squier Strat has the Strat sound and now I've got that Tele Twang. I haven't been disappointed with Squier (I even bought a Squier Affinity P-Bass for recording) and I DO have a Fender Strat and I wouldn't trade it for anything, but Squier does gives you plenty of bang for less bucks! It's hip to be SQUIER!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Gambler

I went to buy one in mid December to use for rehearsals and maybe gigs, but out of stock. Ordered one, got it mid January, but had defective neck pickup and wiring....Read complete review

I went to buy one in mid December to use for rehearsals and maybe gigs, but out of stock. Ordered one, got it mid January, but had defective neck pickup and wiring. Back it went for another, which was now out of stock again. Got the second one by end of February, but it too had pickup and wiring issues...so back that one went for another, which again was out of stock...now it is the end of April and I just got the email that tele #3 is on it's way...Will I have a playable guitar after waiting 4 months? Stay tuned, but my expectations with Squier quality control are not very high at this point.

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(37 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's hip to be SQUIER!

By The Old Man Down the Street

from Metairie, LA

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I bought the Squier Standard Telecaster recently and the hardware and overall quality seems to have been upgraded as promised. It took me awhile for the Tele's pickguard and smallish headstock to grow on me so I waited until I saw the Tele I wanted. Got the walnut satin finish with rosewood neck. A little redder than I expected based on the picture but not disappointed - in truth a classier finished look, like a fine piece of furniture. The Black pickguard gives the whole thing a classy custom look. BUT - the proofs in the sound and playability. I already had an older Squier Standard Strat and that's why I considered Squier when I shopped for my Tele. Adjusted the intonation and they both play and sound sweet. The Squier Strat has the Strat sound and now I've got that Tele Twang. I haven't been disappointed with Squier (I even bought a Squier Affinity P-Bass for recording) and I DO have a Fender Strat and I wouldn't trade it for anything, but Squier does gives you plenty of bang for less bucks! It's hip to be SQUIER!

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Solid Guitar!

By CADmanDo

from Cleveland, Tennessee

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Fathers Day 2010, My wife wanted to buy a guitar for me, but we only had just over $200 to spend. Could we find a worthy guitar for that little money? I was discouraged untill I spotted the Vintage Blonde Telecaster. The neck is great, slim straight, good frets, no buzzing. The pickups are good, knobs are solid. the finish is beautiful. I like the individual saddles and string through body. I have two other guitars, and this, by far, has the best playibility! When I first got it home, it didn't stay in tune that well. I changed the strings to Earnie Ball Super Slinkies, and it has stayed perfectly in tune ever since. I wanted a guitar that I could just play and not have to work on, do upgrades, etc. This Guitar meets the need perfectly. If you want a guitar and don't have a ton of cash, this could be your ticket!

(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for the money

By Demay

from Akron, Ohio

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I purchased this brand new from a music store going out of business for $100 with a new gator hardshell case. At first it doesnt offer much until you take the guitar apart and give it a tune-up. New strings, cleaning pickup magnets and tightening the machine bolts makes this guitar play nearly as well as the $749 counterpart. For the money, it could not be beat..

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR

By Jeff Lynne

from Argentina

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for 2 weeks and I have to say it's fantastic! The tone is beautiful for any style and the pickups are great. What I didn't like was the action; but once calibrated, it's a great guitar for beginners and experts. I highly recommend it for $200

(9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great overall buy

By Americanguitarman

from Connecticut

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've had mine for six months now in three color sunburst with the rosewood fingerboard. It's just a very well-rounded guitar. It is comfortable with a great, fast acting neck, great tone and sustain and good pickups with a solid build quility. All of this is at only $200.00. It may not stand out as an excellent guitar or as an incredible piece but it is just a well rounded guitar that, dare i say it, isn't guit put to shame by all of those Les Pauls. Just an excellent deal all around. Espeacialy good if your just starting or want an in-between guitar.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

descent

By BLZNMTL dudebro

from newark, ohio

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is descent for the price I payed. 215 brand new at a local shop. The only thing I would reccomend for it is a new bridge pickup. Maybe a hotrail or something. The sustain isn't that good with the stock pickup.other than that its nice. I havnt had any trouble with it staying in tune and I bend the strings abunch.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar for the Price!!!

By Fen2482

from Lincoln, Ne

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I use this guitar and it has a good solid sound and plays really well. It's not good for thrash music but it sounds great clean, or distorted for indie rock music, it has a good twangy sound to it. For the price you can't beat it.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A recommendation

By Mr. me

from Bradenton, Florida

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I rather liked this guitar. It may be cheaper but it has a very lovable sound to it. The frets aren't very big, which is good for my little hand, and the neck is very thin as well. It's would be a great guitar for women.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Squier Standard Tele - Antique Burst

By William Ostrander

from Cheyenne, WY

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've been a professional musician for almost 20 years. I was looking for something inexpensive to "hotrod" into a Nashville type Tele (3 pickups) for live performances. I had owned a couple Squier Strats back in the 80s and they served me well, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. The first thing I noticed on this axe was that it was a bit more "red" than the picture shows. I think I like it better in real life. However, I also purchased a white pearl pickguard to replace the tortoise shell guard that it came with. GOOD: Plenty of country twang(Vintage '50ish)with stock pickups. Fit and finish are good. Good tuners. Good neck. Bridge pickup works well in a live music setting. Adjustable height pickups, unlike some Fender Teles. BAD: The neck pickup could use some help. It seems a bit shallow for my taste. Some might like it but I am not too impressed. Also, if you are not willing to spend some time setting up the intonation, string height and truss rod then plan on taking it to your local guitar tech to get it set up. I spent a little over 2 hours setting up mine. Once finished, it played well and stayed in tune throughout the length of the neck. Also, I will probably switch to Seymour Duncan Five-Two Tele pickups in the VERY near future. They have a much better tone than the stock pups provided here. I also have installed a Fender Vintage noiseless Strat middle pickup inbetween the Tele pickups. Using the $13, 5 position Strat switch (purchased from Guitar Center), changing the normal wiring on the switch to bridge pup in the middle position - middle pup in the far right position, I was able to keep the original Tele sounds and add some Strat "quack" from the bridge and middle pups. If you buy the 5 position Fender Super Switch you can get more quack positions and keep the original Tele settings. All-in-all, by purchasing this axe instead of a standard FENDER Tele, I was able to save myself almost $500 for a hotrodded guitar that sounds great and plays well.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

The Gambler

By Jeffrey Smith

from CT

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I went to buy one in mid December to use for rehearsals and maybe gigs, but out of stock. Ordered one, got it mid January, but had defective neck pickup and wiring. Back it went for another, which was now out of stock again. Got the second one by end of February, but it too had pickup and wiring issues...so back that one went for another, which again was out of stock...now it is the end of April and I just got the email that tele #3 is on it's way...Will I have a playable guitar after waiting 4 months? Stay tuned, but my expectations with Squier quality control are not very high at this point.

(5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Better alternatives exist...for less money.

By SnarkyGoat

from East Bay

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Not recommended. The Squier Telecaster is indeed inexpensive, being either the lowest or second lowest rung on the Fender ladder (the Affinity series is even less expensive than the $199 Squier Standard), but at the Squier level one has to say that Fender?s endless quest to issue budget versions of its famous models ultimately fails. Whereas Fender?s Standard models are quite good, the Squier offerings just don?t have the quality to justify the price. The features on the Squier Standard Tele are much like every other Tele out there, whether manufactured by Fender or not, but the components used, and the care taken in assembly and finishing, leave something to be desired and result in an instrument that feels somewhat toy-like and, well, cheap. Not that a skilled player won?t find these instruments serviceable and be able to make good music with them. Andy Partridge of XTC has been known to use a Squier Tele in the studio as an alternative to his trusty Ibanez Artist (um...not that XTC are known for their guitar tone or playing, but anyway?). In brief, there are a lot of better options out there for those who want a Tele or Tele-like guitar for under $200. I?m thinking in particular of the offerings from SX (the STL50) and Samick (the Formula model), both of which are even less expensive than the Squier, even if they do have a slightly different look, and deliver somewhat better feel and tone, at least in my experience. Better yet, save up for an Agile TC1000 or Fender Standard Tele. They?re both worth far more than the extra $200 you?ll pay for them.

(5 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

worst guitar i have ever played

By vinny

from westerly, RI

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

i played this guitar today and i could not stand it. it looks horrible and it plays horrible. the neck is uncormtorble and the fretboard does not feel right. it doesnt give a good sound and i would not recomend this guitar to anyone not even beginners.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squier Standard Tele

By william hodges

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I had a Jay Turser TL But it left much to be desired . I found a used Squier Standard Rolling Rock Tele On at a local GC Used . I bought it for a fair price. It Needed A good cleaning , Strings, A setup and intonation adjusted . But after that It is all Cream . It sounds great in all positions and the action is great . I bought it used so I dont know how it was when shipped new . I also Own a Squier Standard Cherry Burst Strat which I bought new . The Strat was Great right off the store wall , Which is why I wanted a Squier Tele . Based on My Squier Standard Tele I would Highly Recomend this Guitar .

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for a cover band

By Ethan Lockwood

from San Diego Ca

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Ive been needing a good black and white Telecaster at a cheap price for a Clash cover band, this is a perfect guitar, gets the right tones with the right effects and pedals, and looks great, the paint is thinner so i can sand down some to get that iconic Joe Strummer look.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Guitar!

By None

from Modesto, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Slight problem with the nut

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

With the exception of the nut (the slot for the high E was too close to the edge of the fretboard - replaced it with a tusq), everything about this guitar was fantastic!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice guitar,color off

By Wayne

from Michigan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Love the guitar, but the color was not the color I expected, It is a yellow-green look , not like the picture on the computer ,

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    You get what you pay for

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    This was my first electric guitar and I loved it a first. But once I started getting better, it seemed the guitar got worse. The bridge had to be fixed several times, theres lots of buzzing, the intunation is awful, and the neck pickup doesn't pick up bass very well. All I can say for it is that it has a good price for what you get. It's much better to just save the extra $200 and get the Fender Standard Strat.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Proud Owner

    By Diego

    from Jersey

    Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I bought one of these, my other squier was the affinity in butterscotch blonde with replacement Noiseless Tele pickups but because it was top loaded through the bridge I got great tone with less sustain so I got one of these in Walnut Satin and replaced the pickups and pots with Fender 52 ReIssueTele parts. It's now my main guitar and it's all over my recordings. Get the guitar replace the pots and pickups and you'll have something amazing for half of what the reissues cost.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Got twang?

    By Kevintl15

    from Renton washinton

    Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    This axe rocks,and rolls. I play a wide range of music and this guitar is perfect. Throw it to the bridge pickup to get that country bluegrass twang. Then Kick on some heavy metal distortion and throw that switch to the neck and rock out. Truely worth the steal of the price. Shipped fast and safely.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Project Guitar

    By Open G Tuning

    from Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    This is a classic tele feel and twang -- works well with our Fender Deluxe Reverb -- the guitar required some adjustments, action was high, adjusted the bridge springs and the truss rod -- did not take much to give it a cursory "setup" -- intonation is not perfect but its close enough -- the color is not exactly like the photos on the web site, the actual color is a bit more "grayish yellow" than yellowish -- was hoping Fender locking tuners would just slip right into the tuner slots but alas they did not -- tuners are not great, but not the worst I've seen either -- surprisingly the guitar stays in tune, we did change the strings of course before all the adjustments we made to the guitar. For the price this tele is fun, love the look and feel and we have it set up with 9's -- the pickups are a little meek, and we may switch to 10's to give the tone a little more body eventually -- enjoying the guitar very much. No need to put much more money into it - it is what it is, a reliable Squire Tele made in Indonesia.

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